Fees

Late fees become due once the loan period for the materials in question is exceeded.

  • Exceeding the loan period or ignoring a request for return, from 5th day     €2
  • Exceeding the loan period or ignoring a request for return, from 19th day  additional  €5
  • Exceeding the loan period or ignoring a request for return, from 33rd day  additional  €13
  • Upon issuing a demand for payment: €20.45 per item (demand for payment processing fee)

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Materials may be borrowed from some branch libraries on short-term or day loans. Please ask the relevant branch library about its loan periods.

Late fees for short-term and day loans

  • Exceeding the loan period or ignoring a request for return, from 1st day   €2
  • Exceeding the loan period or ignoring a request for return, from 5th day  additional €5
  • Exceeding the loan period or ignoring a request for return, from 12th day  additional €13
  • Upon issuing a demand for payment: €20.45 per item (demand for payment processing fee)

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Inter-library loan fees

€1.50 per book or copy (article up to 20 pages). Longer articles will be charged higher costs (up to €8). Foreign orders may be subject to significantly higher costs.

You can find more information and contact points on our Inter-library loans and document delivery website.

Lost library card

Library card: Library user cards are issued free of charge. If you have lost your library card, please inform the lending desk immediately.
We will provide you with a replacement upon request (€5).

Lost or damaged materials

If you lose or damage library materials, please inform the circulation desk immediately. The library can order a replacement or you can obtain one yourself.
In either case, you will be charged a processing fee of €20.45 per item.
For further information, read the User regulations and scale of fees.

Copying and scanning service fees

Copying, printing and scanning services are provided by Ricoh.

eBooks on demand

The eod service enables you to acquire a book of your choice in digital format quickly and easily from home or your place of work, upon payment of a fee. This fee is €0.20 per page, including text recognition (OCR). We charge a minimum fee, meaning that all works of 1-62 pages will cost €12.50.

For further information visit the eBooks on demand website.

Payment

You can use your cafeteria card to pay at all locations.
In the Central Library and the Natural Sciences Library, you can also pay with an EC card.

In urgent cases you can also transfer the outstanding amount from your bank account - however, please note that receipt of payment may be delayed.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Bank:
Berliner Bank AG & Co. KG
Sort code: 100 708 48
Account: 512 6206 01
BIC/SWIFT: DEUTDEDB110
IBAN:  DE95 1007 0848 0512 6206 01
Reference: UB fee, user number, user name
(must be provided to facilitate correct payment assignment)